Area residents feel earthquake

Though no damage has been reported in the area, most Fayette County residents reported feeling an earthquake that shook parts of several states.

The epicenter of that quake was near Mt. Carmel, which is about 125 miles southeast of Vandalia.

Many news outlets were reporting that the quake, which occurred at 4:36 a.m., measured 5.4 on the Richter Scale, but the U.S. Geological Survey reported it as being a 5.2 quake as of 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

Any county residents who had experiences with the earthquake are welcome to share those experiences by clicking on the comment link at the end of this story.

UPDATE: While Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay was confirming over the phone at 10:15 a.m. that he had not received any reports of damage from the quake, Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay, another, smaller tremor was experienced.

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